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Old 11-25-2012, 08:32 AM   #1
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what is involved in making a 5g plexy bowfront into a desert terrarium

I have a 5g plexy bowfront aquarium I would like to make into a desert theme terrarium. has anyone converted an aquarium into a terrarium?

I googled and in general, it say to line the bottom with aquarium rock, then a substrate, then sand. why would I need a substrate for small cactus, wouldn't sand work? would I need holes in the bottom to drain any water?


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Old 11-25-2012, 01:39 PM   #2
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Would this be just for desert plants? If so, then you don't need drainage holes for excess water.
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